Black Archive schedule for 2024

The Black Archive will be revisiting the eras of the first, 10th, 11th and 13th Doctors in 2024, including a Christmas special, with a celebratory 75th volume planned for 2025.

Following on from our February release (Philip Purser-Hallard’s book on Midnight), April 2024 sees the release of Ryan Bradley’s analysis of the pivotal 13th Doctor story Ascension of the Cybermen / The Timeless Children.

In June, Doris V Sutherland explores John Lucarotti’s 1964 historical epic The Aztecs, while August sees the return of Dale Smith (The Talons of Weng-ChiangThe Greatest Show in the Galaxy), writing on River Song’s introductory story, Silence in the Library / The Forest of the Dead. In October, Matthew Kresal (The Silver Archive: Dark Skies) returns to the 13th Doctor’s second season with an interrogation of the post-apocalyptic Orphan 55.

December 2024 sees the publication of our first Black Archive Christmas special, on the 11th Doctor’s A Christmas Carol, by Jamie Beckwith and Leslie McMurtry.

And then in February 2025, we celebrate our 75th Black Archive with the return of popular author James Cooray Smith (The MassacreThe Underwater MenaceThe Ultimate FoeThe Night of the Doctor), writing on the 25th anniversary story Silver Nemesis, in which the seventh Doctor encounters, among others, the Cybermen.

Plans for 2025 include detailed looks at stories from the second, fourth and fifth Doctors’ eras.

Here’s that schedule in full, up to book 75:

  • April 2024 – The Black Archive #70: Ascension of the Cybermen / The Timeless Children by Ryan Bradley
  • June 2024 – The Black Archive #71: The Aztecs by Doris V Sutherland
  • August 2024 – The Black Archive #72: Silence in the Library / The Forest of the Dead by Dale Smith
  • October 2024 – The Black Archive #73: Orphan 55 by Matthew Kresal
  • December 2024 – The Black Archive #74: A Christmas Carol by Jamie Beckwith and Leslie McMurtry
  • February 2025 – The Black Archive #75: Silver Nemesis by James Cooray Smith.

We hope our readers continue to enjoy them all, and we look forward to bringing you books on all the Doctors, from William Hartnell to Ncuti Gatwa and his successors, in future years.